- The Government Count in the Senate for confidence. Voting in progress
- The president of the Senate Casellati in Salvini: "Senator Casini concludes". And He: "No, not this .."
- The Conte Government gains confidence in the Chamber: 343 yes, 263 no. Di Maio: "It's time for courage"
- Bagarre at Montecitorio during Conte's reply. "Do you accuse me of treason? Is it mystification"
- Giuseppe Conte's reply to the Chamber for trust. Hard blow and response with the League
- Conte: "Mattarella is an indispensable reference. A new season of reform begins"
- Pd, Zingaretti: "We turn the page, the era of populism ends"
Share11 September 2019Mission in Brussels for Giuseppe Conte, in the aftermath of the confidence also collected in the Senate with 169 yes, 133 no and 5 abstentions. The premier will have a series of talks, starting with those with the president-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and with the outgoing Jean-Claude Juncker. He will also see the president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, the outgoing one of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the designated Charles Michel.
In Brussels, Italy can now rely on Paolo Gentiloni, Economy Commissioner, to "tackle high debts", a goal that touches the knot of the next maneuver. And Conte assures: the budget law "will be made in Italy", emphasizing autonomy with respect to Europe's warts.
Trust in the Senate
The Senate yesterday voted confidence in the Conte Government 2. Favorable 169, against 133 and 5 abstentions. They voted in favor of the trust M5s, Pd and Leu. Outside the perimeter of the government majority, three senators for life (Monti, Cattaneo and Segre), two Maie senators, some former M5s senators now registered with Misto, some senators of the Autonomy group (others abstained). Pd Matteo Richetti and pentastellati Gianluigi Paragone abstained in dissent from the respective groups. They voted against Lega, FdI, Forza Italia.
In all, the yellow-red majority, based on forecasts, missed at least two votes, those of the pentastellato Ciampolillo, who did not participate in the vote, and of the former M5s De Bonis, also absent at the time of the vote of confidence . Two other absences, which caused two more votes to fail for the majority, were instead given already established, is explained, as 'justified' and due to health problems. This is Senator M5s Bogo Deledda and Dem Rojc.
Two votes less than the Count 1
The 'Conte 2' government does slightly worse than the 'Conte 1'. The executive supported by M5s, Pd and Leu collects the confidence of the Senate with two fewer votes. The government "Conte 1", the executive supported by the green-yellow majority M5s-League, on 5 June 2018 had received its first confidence in the Senate with 171 votes in favor, 117 against, 25 abstentions.
Conte embraces Bonafede, applause from the majority
An applause from the majority senators and a hug with Justice Minister Alfonso Bonafede, seated next to him: this is how Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte accepted the vote of confidence in his government, immediately after the proclamation of the outcome by President Casellati. At that time there was no foreign minister, Luigi Di Maio, who was sitting next to the prime minister.
Conte: a new beginning for Italy
"Parliament has voted confidence in the Government. A new beginning for Italy, a reforming season of revival and hope. Constitution and respect for the Institutions, our compass, the interests of Italians our goal. To work with courage and determination" . Thus the president of the council Giuseppe Conte comments on the vote of confidence in the Senate on Twitter.
Under-secretaries on Thursday? As soon as possible
"We must do as soon as possible", says Prime Minister Conte to those who ask him if the appointment of the undersecretaries will arrive on the Council of Ministers scheduled for Thursday.
"Negotiation with the EU? The maneuver is done in Italy
"The maneuver is done in Italy". Thus the Prime Minister replied, leaving the Senate, to those who asked him if his visit to Brussels would serve to start negotiations with the EU on the next budget law.